True. But if you think it can happen without violence you mistake the bloody nature of the collectivist butchers we face. Besides, when it starts it will be war to the knife and knife to the hilt. Have no illusions about that either.
LATER: Glenn Reynolds chimes in "A solution to secession fever -- federalism." He's right, the secession petition business is silly. He's wrong assuming that either federalism or secession will be permitted by the collectivist enemies of the Constitution without a bloody civil war. He, too, mistakes their true character.